HERE ARE PHOTOS of Our Lady's Chapel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
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Our Lady's Chapel is one of four side-chapels in the Cathedral, and was designed by the Tiffany Company. Church construction started in 1907.
Here are my photos of the other chapels:
Lauds are said in this chapel on weekdays after the 7:00 a.m. Mass.
Statue of Mary and the Christ child.
Tabernacle; the Blessed Sacrament is not reserved here, but instead is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, located on the other side of the sanctuary.
Mosaic of the Trinity above the altar.
Detail on side of altar.
Detail on the front of the altar.
Ornate columns next to the altar. I've heard that twisted columns were used in Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.
Detail of floor.
A view to the back of the chapel.
Close-up view of the arch over the doorway. The shimmering blue of the cross background caught my eye.
Windows in side of chapel, facing west.
There are four mosaic groups on the side of the chapel, featuring scenes of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and apparitions in the lunettes on the top. This is the Presentation of Mary in the Temple.
Mary with Crusaders and Saracens.
Detail of column capital between the chapel and ambulatory.
Mosaics on arch.
The mosaics on the chapel ceiling are beautiful.
An ambulatory is open to the chapel on the left, and to the sanctuary on the right. In the back is a statue of Saint Louis IX, King of France. It goes completely around the sanctuary, and leads to the large sacristy.
Ceiling mosaics in the ambulatory next to the chapel.
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